HackWeakEnd 2018

HackWeakEnd Technology Event 2018 was held from Friday 27th April to Saturday 28th April 2018. It featured a Hackathon where participants creatively solved issues affecting the fishing sector in the Gambia and a software development training using Python programming language. The infographic below summarizes what happened at HackWeakEnd 2018.
This was the maiden edition and our focus was on the fishing industry where technologists and subject matter experts came together to build creative solutions to issues affecting the sector.

Top Three(3) Winning Teams were as below

1st Place
Team Wakanda Snapper

Marketplace solution focusing on fish farming where fish farmers, suppliers of their input and investors meet.

2nd Place
Team Sea Dragon

Enforcement Solution focusing on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing practices

3rd Place
Team Piranha

Enforcement solution focusing on managing fish landing sites, catches etc

Please find below the link to the full official report at the event
MEDIUM: https://goo.gl/Vyk3o6
LINKEDIN: https://goo.gl/m7HRBt
Official Photos available at : https://goo.gl/zfQY5n

2018 Focus & Theme

Being the maiden edition, our ffocus was on the Fishing industry and the theme was “Let's Save our Fishes”. In the Gambia, the fisheries sub-sector contributes approximately 12% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and also Within the food production sector, fisheries ranks third after crops and livestock, with an average annual contribution of 2.4%. The artisanal fisheries sub-sector provides direct and indirect employment to an estimated 25-30,000 people and the industrial sub-sector provides employment to between 1,500 and 2,000 people. The sector contributes about 13% annually to the Gambian government's revenue. The national fish per caput consumption average is 25 kg but it is as low as 9 kg in the inland areas, as fish consumption is highest in coastal areas where fish production is high(Access Gambia, GIEPA).
Date
The event was held in the last weekend of April (Friday 27th & Saturday 28th) 2018
Venue
Khamsys Technologies Ltd, Behind Atlas Filling Station, Bijilo, The Gambia.

Hack Sets

Hack sets are the focus areas in an industry which solutions will be based on. Every year, there will be different Hack Sets depending on the industry of focus. With support from the Government, Organizations, Industry, Experts and Partners e.t.c, the Hack Sets will be based on real life, visible issues and ills that need solutions. This year being the maiden edition, our focus will be on the Fishing industry as indicated earlier and our Hack Sets will be based three themes we tagged MES.
Participants will be required to work on any of the Hack Sets below or any other relating to it.

Marketplace

Solutions focusing on transactions with emphasis on fairness and transparency.

Enforcement

Solutions focusing on law enforcements and regulations within an industry.

Sustainability

Solutions focusing on protection and preservation.

Programme of Events

Friday, April 27th 2018

09:00 - 09:30 Registration, Welcome.
09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast.
10:30 - 11:00 Introduction and Welcome Address.
11:00 - 11:30 Design Thinking Session.
11:30 - 12:00 Hackathon Day 1 Starts.
12:30 - 13:30 Python Training Day 1 starts.
15:00 - 15:30 Lunch Break.
18:00 - 18:30 Python Training Day 1 ends
19:00 - 19:30 Hackathon Day 1 ends / Review

Saturday, April 28th 2018

09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 10:30 Hackathon Day 2 Starts
11:00 - 11:30 Python Training Day 2 Starts.
14:30 - 15:00 Lunch Break.
17:30 - 18:00 Python Training Day 2 Ends.
18:00 - 18:30 Speech by Sponsors and Partners .
19:00 - 19:30 Pitching Contest and Selection of Top 3
19:30 - 19:45 Closing and Vote of Thanks.
19:30 - 20:30 Networking with Light refreshment.
20:30 End of HackWeakEnd Event.

Prizing for Top 3 Teams

Our prizing was designed to reward creativity and help push the top teams and their winning ideas to market/beneficiaries quickly , also looking at the right market fit. At this moment, we have secured prizes from our benevolent partners as listed below.
  • Amazon FireHD Tablet (from PointClick)
  • 1 Year Free Software licence to any JetBrains IDE( from JetBrains)
  • Additional online training resources via Udemy(from PointClick)
  • Probable Funding/ Investment opportunity(from PointClick)
  • Mentorship by Mr Malik Khan
  • Amazon Echo Dot (from PointClick)
  • Additional online training resources via Udemy(from PointClick)
  • Probable Funding/ Investment opportunity(from PointClick)
  • Free Cloud Hosting Subscription(from PointClick)
  • Amazon Echo Dot (from PointClick)
  • Additional online training resources via Udemy(from PointClick)
  • Probable Funding/ Investment opportunity(from PointClick)
  • Free Cloud Hosting Subscription(from PointClick)

Partners & Sponsors

The generosity and love from partners & sponsors cannot be overemphasized and it went a long way to help us achieve these collective responsibility.

HackWeakEnd 2019

We have started planning towards HackWeakEnd 2019, we are working with the Government, Partners, Sponsors and Industry/Economic Experts on selecting a sector that requires swift attention and solutions and then start engaging partners, create the theme and hacksets in order to have viable solutions to issues affecting the said sector.

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